Quick Picks : 6.12.14

Blah Blah Blah Journal | Easy, TigerBlah Blah Blah Journal | Easy, Tiger

This Week’s Picks

♥ Lovin’ the looks of Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!, a new children’s picture book illustrated by Tad Carpenter.

♥ Awesome, retro-modern paper models by Jacqueline Wagner. Such great detail!

♥ Amazing paper objects by Hattie Newman. Her pencil shaving skirt is so ridonkulously clever.

♥ Super cute, free printable animal finger puppets from Mr. Printables.

♥ Fantastic packaging for Caran d’Ache’s Chromatics inks, and lots of great-looking colors, too!

image from Easy, Tiger

Kelly Thorn for Enormouschampion

These gorgeous, hand lettered and illustrated cards by Kelly Thorn for enormouschampion have been making the rounds on sites that specialize in gathering the loveliest lettering around, and I would be remiss in my duty as paper cravings creator if I didn’t give these lovelies a mention here. The slightly desaturated color palette and stylized floral illustrations give these cards such a wonderful, vintage look.

Hand Lettered & Illustrated Card Collection | Kelly Thorn for enormouschampion

images from Kelly Thorn

Trendspotting : Flamingos

Corals, peaches, and pinks are some of the hottest colors going in stationery, and what member of the animal kingdom best represents this part of the color spectrum? The flamingo, of course! I’ve noticed flamingos popping up all over – in greeting cards, art prints, and even on gift wrap – and expect to see more of these pretty in pink birds standing tall on stationery and paper goods of all sorts in the near future.

Psst … be sure to check out Karla Pruitt’s beautiful, tropical-themed playing cards, if you haven’t already, for more flamingo goodness.

Stationery Trendspotting : Flamingos

1. The Social Type  2. Rifle Paper Co.  3. Charlotte Trounce for Wrap  4. Lily & Val  5. Hartland Brooklyn  6. Sesame Letterpress  7. Pure Joy Paperie

images from their respective sources

Josie Portillo for Red Cap Cards

 Josie Portillo for Red Cap Cards

Josie Portillo is the latest artist to become a part of the growing Red Cap Cards family, and I’m completely taken with her beautiful line of illustrated cards. Sentiments in the collection include everything from “Happy Birthday” to “Happy Holidays” and “Congratulations!”, and they perfectly compliment her lovely illustrations, which range from quiet landscapes to cute, creature-filled scenes.

You can see all of the cards in the collection right here, and you can find out more about Josie and her work in Red Cap’s Artist Spotlight.

Josie Portillo for Red Cap Cards

images from Red Cap Cards